Tag Archives: air quality

Becoming warmer this weekend

After a chilly end to April with snow and frosts, May has got off to a warmer start, and temperatures are forecast to climb further through the weekend with further sunshine. The rise in temperatures is a result of a … Continue reading

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Saharan dust

During Wednesday night the mild southerly airflow affecting the UK spread a thin ribbon of dust, originally lifted from the Sahara, northwards across parts of England and Wales. The dust has been detected just above the surface over many parts … Continue reading

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Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?

There has been some media coverage about air pollution issues in the UK today, so what’s really going on? It is true to say that since Tuesday this week the UK has seen elevated levels of air pollution. This is … Continue reading

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Air Quality Forecast

Localised areas of Greater London are currently recording Moderate to High levels of air pollution. More widely across Eastern parts of the UK, Moderate levels of pollution are also being recorded. Due to the current weather conditions these levels are … Continue reading

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Storm in Sahara sends dust to UK

Red dust covering cars in the south this weekend was blown in from the Sahara Desert.  A large amount of sand and dust was swept up by storm winds in the desert, around 2000 miles away in northwest Africa. The … Continue reading

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Science and technology developments for Olympic and Paralympic weather forecasts

Our science and technology developments for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will help to deliver increasing accuracy and detail in our weather forecasts during the Games and well into the future. As part of the services provided for London 2012, … Continue reading

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